Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, principals of the architecture firm Venturi Scott Brown, have been collaborators for over thirty years. Their Philadelphia, PA-based firm has received widespread acclaim for its breadth in design and urban planning as well as its contributions to architectural theory. The firm has engaged in projects for civic, cultural, and academic institutions, including the provincial capitol building of the Haute-Garonne in Toulouse, France; the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London; additions to the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Seattle Art Museum; Brown University, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Princeton, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Yale universities; Bard College; and the universities of Pennsylvania and Michigan. Venturi and Scott Brown were awarded the Presidential National Medal of the Arts in 1992 and Venturi the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1991.

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